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[January 22, 2014]  (The Sports Xchange)  Philadelphia Phillies: Abreu, Bobby

OF Bobby Abreu will attempt a comeback with the Phillies in spring training, as he signed a minor league contract with the team Jan. 21. Abreu, who played for the Phillies from 1998-2006, will earn $800,000 if he makes the team, reported.

Abreu, who turns 40 in March, did not play in the big leagues last season, but he played well in winter ball in Venezuela. He hit .322 with 10 doubles, three triples, three home runs and 28 RBIs in 180 plate appearances for Leones del Caracas this season.

Abreu last played in the majors with the Los Angeles Angels and Los Angeles Dodgers in 2012, hitting .242 with three home runs in 100 games.

Philadelphia Phillies: Gaudin, Chad

RHP Chad Gaudin signed a minor league contract with the Phillies on Jan. 21 and received with an invitation to spring training. Gaudin, 30, has experience as a starter and reliever. He was 5-2 with a 3.06 ERA in 97 innings for the San Francisco Giants last season, but an elbow contusion and carpal tunnel syndrome limited his availability. Gaudin appeared in 30 games  12 starts and 18 relief appearances  in 2013.

Chicago White Sox: Omogrosso, Brian

RHP Brian Omogrosso, who missed the second half of last season due to an elbow injury, signed a minor league deal with the White Sox in mid-January. Omogrosso had bone spurs surgically removed from his right elbow in August, and Chicago removed him from its 40-man roster in October. He made 12 relief appearances for the White Sox in 2013, going 0-2 with a 9.27 ERA.

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